By ROSIE WATERLAND
We all have them: Facebook ‘friends’ that annoy the crap out of us, but who – because of some bizarre sense of online etiquette – we can’t bring ourselves to ‘unfriend’.
(And since when did ‘unfriend’ become part of everyday vernacular anyway? Exhausting.)
You know the ones I mean. Over-sharers. Humble-braggers.
Couples who should Just. Keep It. To. Themselves.
These are the people who clog up your newsfeed and don’t seem to have any sense of self-awareness. These were the people I put up with – until I figured out there was a little button called ‘unsubscribe’.
If you haven’t acquainted yourself with the unsubscribe button yet, allow me to introduce you. The unsubcribe button allows you to hide all posts/status updates/annoying memes from the people you don’t want to see.
It basically allows you to pretend like that person doesn’t exist, without having to have the awkward private message exchange that inevitably comes after a straight-out unfriending.
And the best part? They never have to know. They can’t tell they’ve been hidden like an embarrassing family secret. In time, you’ll forget Uncle Colin’s even there, and he’ll go on thinking you’re laughing at that hilarious video he proudly posted of some random man getting hit in the special place with a cricket ball.
So, whether you’ve been happily involved with the unsubscribe button for quite some time, or are just now logging into Facey to utilise its awesomeness, I’ve got some helpful tips for the kinds of people you should be hiding.
Here’s the top 7 kinds of Facebook friends you should unsubscribe from:
1. The Vaguebooker:
This is the friend who writes frustratingly ambiguous and vague status updates on purpose, hoping that people will ask them to elaborate. Wildly annoying to everybody who understands they’re being manipulated.